As a PhD student or Post-Doc, you are part of the junior academic staff. As a status group, we organize to exchange on and pursue our shared concerns and interests. In monthly general meetings, we discuss issues of broader relevance for all of us. Members represent our group in the various committees and working groups at the Institute, and at the Faculty of Science. They report back to the general meeting. Important topics include regulations and conditions for PhD and PostDoc qualification, support for young researchers, working conditions, gender equality, the support for young families, and our teaching. We collect and provide relevant information on PhD guidelines, job and funding opportunities, and the work of other bodies of academic governance. You find an overview of our current structure and activities, contacts and events on the German version of this website.
Besides general meetings, we communicate, exchange and share information via an ILIAS-group. We invite everyone in the junior academic staff to subscribe to this group. You will receive emails on relevant news and events, and the announcements of general meetings. You will also be able to access relevant documents on PhD and PostDoc guidelines, job and funding opportunities, the work of the commissions and other bodies of academic governance, and further information on the Institute of Geography and the University of Bern.